Lower gas prices boost Labor Day travel estimates

More than one million North Carolina residents are expected to travel for the Labor Day weekend – up one percent from last year according to AAA of the Carolinas. Lower gas prices are the main factor behind the higher estimates. It’s predicted that eighty-six percent of us will be going by car. The state-wide average […]

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Retired Huntersville Fire Chief laid to rest

(Audio). Bagpipes playing… The sound as Huntersville laid to rest long-time Fire Chief Allen Irvin yesterday. He served the Fire Department there for fifty-two years, spending thirty-nine as Chief. He died Monday at the age of eighty-three. (AUDIO). That from yesterday’s funeral procession. Irvin was far more than just a Fire Chief. He served in […]

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Study shows cost of Iredell County services

Iredell Manager Ron Smith says a study of county services cost will be used to guide future development – keeping a balance between commercial and residential. NC State Professor Doctor Mitch Renkow told county Commissioners this week that for very residential tax dollar collected in Iredell County, taxpayers are spending about a dollar thirty five […]

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Suspect accused of stealing paycheck

PRESS RELEASE Sheriff Darren Campbell stated on August 24, 2015 the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office received a report from Statesville Brick Company in reference to the larceny of a payroll check from their premises. Detective Getz of the Economic Crime Unit was assigned the case. According to the issuing bank, the payroll check was cashed […]

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Investigation of weekend shootings continues

Authorities continue to investigate, but still no announcement of suspects in two weekend shootings. In Statesville – a Wilmington Avenue shooting is being investigated as a homicide. Leon Bradshaw murdered, his brother injured. Thankfully, no one was injured when a vehicle traveling near Langtree Road on I-77 was shot at. Some of the bullets hit […]

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Study of old parking tickets continues, City says

Statesville parking tickets are expected to go back before the City Council in the near future. The City asked Council members for the go-ahead to write-off more than thirty-seven thousand dollars of un-paid tickets in June. The vote was delayed, however, when Councilman Jap Johnson asked for a full report on the tickets and the […]

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Company plans to invest $4M, create 10-15 new jobs in Mooresville

PRESS RELEASE Mooresville, NC – Bodycote, the world’s largest thermal processing services provider, will open a heat treating facility at 128 Speedway Lane Mooresville, NC 28117. The company plans to invest in new equipment for Specialty Stainless Steel Processes (S3P) which increase mechanical and wear properties in stainless steel without adversely affecting corrosion resistance. Demand […]

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Multi-car pile up send 5 to the hospital

A six car pile-up at the new Highway 21 exit snarled I-40 traffic yesterday afternoon. Trooper Jolly with the Highway Patrol says vehicles were stopped trying to get off I-40 West onto Highway 21 when they were hit by a semi. Five went to the hospital with what are thought to be minor injuries. Jolly […]

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MGSD reminding parents of immunization deadline

PRESS RELEASE Per NC General Statute 130A-155, no child shall attend a school (K-12), whether public, private or religious, or a day-care facility as defined in G.S. 110-86(3), unless a certificate of immunization indicating that the child has received the immunizations required by G.S. 130A-152 is presented to the school or facility. The child’s immunization […]

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Sheriff’s Office: ATVs stolen, drug charges, identity theft

Sheriff’s Office investigating theft of four-wheelers Sherriff Darren Campbell stated on Thursday the 20th Day of August a report was filed with the Sheriff’s Office in reference to larceny of two ATV Four-Wheelers on Jurney Ave. Statesville. The victims stated that someone had stolen two ATVs from their carport at some point during the night. […]

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